Trip idea in China

China's Southeast by Train


from £2,240 pp

(ex international flights)


10 days

Get under the skin of China's fascinating centuries-old culture with this alternative tour. Discover its unprecedentedly rich history and explore the splendour of its rural countryside. Relax in the romantic coastal town of Xiamen. Stay with a Hakka family in a traditional earthen roundhouse. Trek through Wuyi Mountains and taste its ancient oolong tea. Bamboo-raft down Nine Curves River. Explore the whitewashed, black-tiled homes of feng shui villages in Huangshan, and climb the crooked, supernatural peaks of Yellow Mountain, poking through the ethereal cloud sea. Be swamped by the enormous metropolis of Shanghai, and discover its Ming era gardens, Buddhist monasteries and colonial architecture.

We will tailor this trip to you. Change anything - from excursions to accommodation to places visited.

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Day 1 - Xiamen

  • Rail station pick up service in Xiamen
  • At leisure in Xiamen

Day 2 - Xiamen

  • Leisure visit to Gulangyu Island
  • Nanputuo Temple visit - a sacred place of Buddhism in Southern Fujian
  • Visit the Hulishan Fortress

Day 3 - Yongding

  • Private transfer from Xiamen to Yongding
  • Explore the tulou at Nanjing Village - Tianluokeng tulou cluster, Yuchang Tulou, Hekengearth tulou Cluster, Taxia Village
Yongding, Wuyishan

Day 4 - Yongding, Wuyishan

  • Take a visit to the king of Tulou - Chengqilou Earth Building (tulou)
  • See rectangle shape tulous among Chuxi tulou cluster
  • Private transfer to Xiamen
  • High speed bullet train from Xiamen to Wuyishan

Day 5 - Wuyishan

  • Visit the UNESCO protected Wuyishan Mountains
Wuyishan, Huangshan

Day 6 - Wuyishan, Huangshan

  • Visit Xiamei vilage
  • Rail station drop off service in Wuyishan
  • High speed bullet train from Wuyishan to Huangshan
  • Explore Tunxi district

Day 7 - Huangshan

  • Explore the highlights of Huangshan Mountain
Huangshan, Shanghai

Day 8 - Huangshan, Shanghai

  • Visit Hongcun village
  • Hike to the villages of Tachuan and Xieli
  • Rail station drop off service in Huangshan
  • High speed bullet train from Huangshan to Shanghai
  • Rail station pick up service in Shanghai

Day 9 - Shanghai

  • Visit Yu Yuan Gardens and neighbouring bazaar
  • Look around Jade Buddha Temple
  • View Shanghai's skyline from the Oriental Pearl TV Tower
  • Wander along the Bund

Day 10

  • Transfer from Shanghai to the airport